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Introducing new cat into household with resident cat

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basildonbond Sat 04-May-13 08:42:15

We've had our lovely little tabby since she was 10 months old when we got her from Battersea. She's now 12 and very healthy (although on strict diet as v greedy), happy and quietly sociable.

Dh mostly works in the Middle East and three years ago got adopted by a young male street cat. Shuri is about 4 years old now, very friendly, intelligent and highly vocal. Where dh lived before shuri had made friends with most of the neighbours and their cats - he knew more people than dh did!). Dh has had to move from a house into a high rise apartment and cat is not happy so the plan is to ship him back here. He knows us all well and is very adaptable so I think he'll be fine with the move apart from the cold as he has no undercoat but I'm worried about how our resident cat will cope. She's currently curled up on my lap blissfully unaware that her world is about to change and I'm feeling guilty so any tips on how to make it easier for her would be great

deliasmithy Mon 27-May-13 17:51:21

There's been mutual butt sniffing between them today and hissing only when new cat has over stepped the line. I'm pleased this has taken less than a week. I'm leaving all his things in his room however until he is fully integrated.

Good luck anyone else thinking of taking on another cat. My top tip is buy several bags of dreamies and shower the cats with treats. Or maybe its just me that has cats that are easily bribed.

cozietoesie Mon 27-May-13 17:57:03

Sounds pretty good. Is the new cat recognizing his place in the scheme of things do you think? (ie right at the bottom.)

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